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Frequently Asked Questions for Seniors and Retirees

5. What benefits are available for two-income couples?

Married senior citizens who both receive wages, interest, pension, business or other kinds of income can subtract up to $1,200 or the income of the spouse, whichever is less.

You can use the Two-Income Married Couple Subtraction Worksheet in Instruction 13 of the Maryland resident tax booklet to help calculate the correct subtraction amount for your situation.



 
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Seniors and Retirees FAQs
  q1 - Do I have to file a Maryland return?
  q2 - What is Maryland's state income tax rate?
  q3 - How is the local income tax calculated?
  q4 - What's important to know about personal exemptions?
  q5 - What benefits are available for two-income couples?
  q6 - Does Maryland tax Social Security benefits?
  q7 - Can I claim Maryland's pension exclusion?
  q8 - Does Maryland offer a tax break for long-term care insurance?
  q9 - Is there a special tax benefit for military retirees?
  q10 - I am retired from the federal government. Can I have state tax withheld from my pension?
 
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